Interview with Joseph Bushong

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am an English Teacher for Middle School. I spend time with my wife and two daughters. I enjoy watching people in different environments like the beach and mountains to see how they react to each other and their surroundings.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I discover the ebooks I read by checking out ideas and options online.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I started writing a story about a set of forest animals and how they dealt with internal problems.,
What is your writing process?
I create a concept. I then create characters for that concept. Finally, I create any idiosyncrasies and backgrounds to help flush out a plot. I then write each chapter. After each chapter, I revise and edit it for any corrections needed.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
First book I ever read was The Boxcar Children series. It had a great impact upon me as I never read anything before that. It started a long tradition of reading and writing.
How do you approach cover design?
I think of what the book is about and then I tell an artist.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. Magician: Master by Raymond E Fiest
4. Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
5. Magics Promise by Mercedes Lackey
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy mostly. I do enjoy the classics as well, but mostly fantasy... preferably epic fantasy.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Nook
Describe your desk
My desk is cluttered and a mess, but I know where everything on it is at.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on the East Coast in North Carolina. It has helped influence my writing through the diverse cultures that are represented in that region.
Published 2015-10-20.
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Books by This Author

The Wolf Chase
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 111,960. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
It has been foretold, yet the enigma of the message leaves much to interpretation. All the signs are there, but none know the truth of it but the Sisters of the Great Mother. Blackwolf, a swordsman of the northern tribesmen, seeks to find consolation by hunting down and eradicating the murders of his family. Aiela, seeking to save her country from the empire, heads in the same direction.